Cat Friendly Practice Program

WCVC Implements Cat Friendly Practice Program Cat Friendly Designation Elevates Cat Care  The cat is king. With cats being the most beloved pet in the country, there is a growing need to improve the health care and overall well-being of the feline population. Whether it’s a routine checkup or special visit, the staff at West […]

Submissive/Excited Urination

Does your dog have a habit of piddling when excited or nervous? Here are some tips to help you understand and correct the behavior.            Your dog is most likely exhibiting submissive or excitement urination.  Dogs will display extreme submission by cowering, crawling, and peeing. These dogs are frequently quite shy by nature. We also […]

Stair Training

Oops is that your fear or the dog’s hang up? Training to freely go up and down stairs Dear Dr. Amy, I have been having trouble getting my Shih Tzu to walk down the stairs from my balcony.  When she was 6 months old she fell from my balcony. Luckily she was ok, but ever […]

Adopting a New Cat or Kitten

Here are some tips on introducing the new addition to your other cats.  Introducing a new cat to a household with previously existing cats can be troublesome sometimes. Cats have very tight-knit societies and they often resist abrupt changes in their society. A new cat coming into the house is exactly what the established cat […]

Snotty Nosed Cat

In March, I went to a lecture at the Western Veterinary Conference titled “The Snotty Nosed Cat: Is There Ever Any Hope?” By Dr. Lynch. In this talk, Dr. Lynch reviewed the many causes of this condition in cats, which are listed with an * below. *Acute (fast onset) rhinitis may be viral, bacterial, or […]